So much to say about this one…
Promising times, eh? I can’t even describe how exciting it was to be a young fan in these years. I was thirteen and it seemed that the awesome was just never going to stop.
Of course, it’s pretty ironic that of all these promised goodies, we only ever got the hotels. It’s funny that they promise Boardwalk for 1991 – I remember looking out for that for what seemed like ages before they eventually committed to it, and opened it in 1996. In those days, five years was much longer than it is today, especially without the internet to track projects. Boardwalk had started to feel like one of those lost, mythological projects.
Note the enormous roller coaster behind the Boardwalk model; while this would have been absolutely dreadful behind EPCOT, I would much rather have that vision of the Boardwalk located, say, at Downtown Disney instead of the unfortunate West End.
It would have been nice to have those pavilions in EPCOT, or Mickey’s Movieland. I still wish we could see that someday. But the big fish, for me, was the Muppet Movie Ride. I know they’ll never build it now, but I bet it would have been fantastic.